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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 11
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern: Single Irish Chain

Size Blocks: Each small square is 3.5", each 25-patch is 16.75"

Set: Pieced blocks, 13 full, 2 partial. The corners on the alternate plain blocks are appliqued.

Fabrics: All cotton, at least 78 different cotton prints. Glazing still on some fabrics.

Backing: Pieced two fabrics, narrow stripe and a floral funky stripe.

Border: No border

Technique: All had piecing and hand-quilting

Batting: Presumed cotton, thin

Binding: Straight grain, applied 1/4" wide, applied by hand front and back

Quilting: Signature quilted in, leaves and stars in alternate blocks

Date 1840 ca.
Provenance Appliqued on patch in center signed "Rebecca Cliffton Hampton's Work" in ink, and "Sarah Elizabeth Hampton" in quilting at the very top.
People Hampton, Sarah Elizabeth Cliffton
Subjects Quilts
Textiles